The US Interior Department has finalized a rule to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations on public and tribal lands, part of the Obama administration’s push to finalize several climate and clean energy regulations before president-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. The new methane regulation, proposed earlier … Read more »
Last year’s Aliso Canyon natural gas leak — the largest in US history — emitted 109,000 metric tons of methane. SoCalGas, which operates the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, will be required to mitigate the climate impacts of the leak by funding projects that reduce methane emissions by an equivalent amount.
New oil and gas sector methane emissions standards will be too costly to the industry and represent “EPA overreach,” according to Texas and North Dakota, which are suing the EPA to block the methane rule. The final methane standards, released in May, require the industry to repair leaks and limit … Read more »